Brexit: UK fails to retain voice in European court of justice

Exclusive: Theresa May had wanted to keep a British advocate general in return for ECJ retaining role in UK on citizens’ rights

Theresa May has failed to get the EU to agree that Britain will retain a voice at the European court of justice in return for her concession that the Luxembourg court will retain a role in protecting citizens’ rights in the UK after Brexit.

Downing Street had suggested a British national should remain as one of the 11 advocates general in the Luxembourg court, who present opinions to the judges before their rulings.

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